Understanding the Crown & Bridge Process


  • A dental team member will escort you back and take x-rays.
  • Your doctor will perform a comprehensive oral examination and develop a treatment plan for your individual needs.
  • Once your crown & bridge needs have been established, the dental team will discuss price ranges, materials and tooth colors with you.
  • After reviewing your options, you can select the crowns which are best for you.
  • You may be scheduled back for a crown preparation at a later date, depending on your needs.
  • You will be scheduled for a Dental Hygiene visit prior to treatment or on day of appointment.


  • A dental team member will escort you back to the operatory.
  • The dental team will be available to answer your questions.
  • Your doctor will numb you for your comfort.
  • Your custom tooth shading will be taken by the dental team.
  • Your doctor will prepare your teeth for crowns.
  • Impressions will be taken.
  • Your impressions will be taken to your doctor and the dental laboratory for approval.
  • The prepared teeth will be covered with a temporary material for your comfort.
  • After you visit the cashier for payment, you will then be released by Patient Administration.
  • You will return at your scheduled appointment time for delivery of your permanent crown(s).

Step Three: DELIVERY

  • A dental team member will escort you back to the operatory.
  • The doctor may numb you for your comfort.
  • The temporary covering on your prepared teeth will be removed, and your new custom crowns/bridge will be fitted.
  • After adjustments are made, your new crowns will be permanently cemented in your mouth.
  • Please don't eat anything for about an hour. Please avoid hard or sticky foods for at least 24 hours.
  • Relax and enjoy your beautiful new smile!
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*Note: Dr. Collins & Associates are Missouri licensed General Dentists. They are not licensed in Missouri as specialists in the advertised dental specialties of Prosthetics or Orthodontics.  Implants are a specialty area not recognized by the ADA that require no specific educational training to advertise this service.